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Professional Classical Musicians Have The Same Physical Problems (Other) Athletes Do

LA Phil violist Ingrid Hutman: “When we’re injured, we tend to go to sports doctors because that’s what’s available. It’s very difficult to find practitioners who understand the peculiarities of musicians and what we do.” – San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, LA Phil, Ingrid Hutman


Designers Are Working To Make US Airports Less Miserable (And Maybe Even Pleasant)

“A clutch of new terminals and recent upgrades to existing concourses from New York City to San Francisco demonstrate ways both small and large — from muting the televisions to installing indoor gardens — that airports are trying to ease psychic turbulence on the ground.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York City, US, San Francisco, Visual


San Francisco To Get Its Own Institute Of Contemporary Art

Ali Gass, formerly the head of the ICA San Jose and the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, has raised $2.5 million to start a new institution called the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, San Francisco, University Of Chicago, Visual, Smart Museum of Art, Ali Gass, ICA San Jose


Awesome old footage of Mark Pauline blowing stuff up in a San Francisco parking lot

In 1981, Performance artist, inventor, and founder of Survival Research LaboratoriesMark Pauline went live on the television show SFO to blow stuff up. An intrigued yet nervous crowd gathered around as Pauline and SRL fired explosives at a giant drawing of a head, on a board. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, San Francisco, Explosions, Pauline, Mark Pauline, LaboratoriesMark Pauline


Awsome old footage of Mark Pauline blowing stuff up in a San Francisco parking lot

In 1981, Performance artist, inventor, and founder of Survival Research LaboratoriesMark Pauline went live on the television show SFO to blow stuff up. An intrigued yet nervous crowd gathered around as Pauline and SRL fired explosives at a giant drawing of a head, on a board. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, San Francisco, Explosions, Pauline, Mark Pauline, LaboratoriesMark Pauline


‘I’m that little lady who made all this big stuff!’: Judy Chicago’s 60 years of monumental feminist art

San Francisco’s de Young Museum honors the creator of The Dinner Party and a vast body of urgent workCriticized at the time for an over-emphasis on white women and its stylized representations of vaginas, Judy Chicago’s room-sized installation The Dinner Party has only recently come to be seen as a canonical example of late-20th-century art.Created over a five-year period (1974-79) and consisting of 39 elaborate place settings, it imagines a meal shared by notable women throughout history, such ...
Tags: Art, Women, San Francisco, US news, Feminism, Dinner Party, Elizabeth, Judy Chicago, Sojourner Truth


The Anti-Vax Choral Director Of The San Francisco Symphony Has Resigned

He didn’t want to comply with the vaccine mandates of the symphony or the City of San Francisco. Singers say they’re sad to see him go, but one added, “Just because one has a differing point of view does not mean it’s equally valid.” – San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, 08.20.21


San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House Gets New, Roomier Seats

San Francisco Opera chief Matthew Shilvock: “The seats have historically been patrons’ No. 1 concern for the building. Letters to me. Letters to the box office. Letters to the city. And with some justification. We had springs coming through some of the seats.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, Audience, San Francisco Opera, Matthew Shilvock


Take a Trip to the LSD Museum, the Largest Collection of “Blotter Art” in the World

When Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters kicked off Haight-Ashbury’s counterculture in the 1960s, LSD was the key ingredient in their potent mix of drugs, the Hell’s Angels, the Beat poets, and their local band The Warlocks (soon to become The Grateful Dead). Kesey administered the drug in “Acid Tests” to find out who could handle it (and who couldn’t) after he stole the substance from Army doctors, who themselves administered it as part of the CIA’s MKUltra experiments. Not long afterwar...
Tags: Art, Facebook, California, College, San Francisco, Gorbachev, History, Fbi, Chemistry, Ozzy Osbourne, Museums, Army, DEA, Cia, Rolling Stone, Grateful Dead


‘We always see sex from the man’s view’: Cammie Toloui, the peep show performer who peeped back

Turning her camera on her customers, the sex worker and photojournalist exposed the male gaze to itself – and opened up a world of shame and desire“As a rebellious preteen, I sat down and made a list of my life goals,” writes Cammie Toloui in her photobook 5 Dollars for 3 Minutes. “It was pretty simple: 1. Sex. 2. Drugs. 3. Rock’n’roll.”Born in the San Francisco Bay Area in the Summer of Love, Toloui was in the right place to hit these targets, and by 1990 was a member of a feminist punk band, ...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Women, San Francisco, Culture, Art and design, Men, Pornography, San Francisco Bay Area, State University, Art and design books, Cammie Toloui, Toloui, Yeastie Girlz, Lusty Lady


Janice Mirikitani, Poet Laureate Of San Francisco And Fighter For Justice, 80

Mirikitani was interned with her family during WWII, and later called poetry the language of liberation. She was the founding president of a social service organization and, according to San Francisco Mayor London Breed, “one of our city’s true lights.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, London, San Francisco, People, Janice Mirikitani, 08.13.21, Mirikitani


Gradient offers cooling and heating with a lower energy footprint

As the Earth continues to warm, passive designs for natural ventilation and heating are no longer enough in many areas. To escape extreme temperatures in either direction, effective air conditioning and warming are becoming an increasingly essential element of home design. Yet, it comes at a cost to the environment in the form of high energy usage. A company called Gradient has set out to change that with a window unit that’s efficient, innovative and climate-friendly. Centralized heat pumps ha...
Tags: Energy, Design, Technology, US, San Francisco, Earth, Energy Savings, Energy Efficient Home, Ac, Energy Efficient Design


Ellen Havre Weis, 64, Founder Of The Museum Of Modern Mythology

The museum was a once renowned San Francisco tourist destination where a vinyl Michelin Man rubbed elbows with a lifesize statue of Colonel Sanders. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, San Francisco, People, Michelin, Ellen Havre Weis


Counting: American Orchestras Programs Take A Leap In Diversity This Season

In 2017-18, 2% of works performed were written by women, and 3% by composers of color. By 2019–2020, it was 6% of works by women and 8% by composers of color. This year music by women comprise 12%, and nearly 17% are by composers of color. – San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, American Orchestras Programs Take


In Our Nature delves into animal life from the Serengeti to US

“In Our Nature,” a new six-episode digital series, takes viewers to settings in Tanzania and the U.S. and features gorgeous animals and fascinating info about their lives. And you can watch it free on YouTube. Three of the hosts talked to Inhabitat about their new series — favorite moments, what they learned and why viewers should care. Joe Hanson is a biologist and the creator and host of PBS Digital Studio’s It’s Okay to Be Smart; Trace Dominguez is a science communicator, and the producer an...
Tags: Design, Youtube, Oregon, Africa, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Earth, Tanzania, Pbs, California Academy of Sciences, Joe, Serengeti, Emily, Hanson, Field Museum


The 24-year-old founder of an NFT art gallery raised $7.6 million in funds on his quest to create the 'Instagram for NFTs'

Alex Masmej Alex Masmej Alex Masmej is the cofounder and CEO of Showtime, an NFT gallery that raised $7.6 million in April. To Insider, he talks about his career beginnings and business ambitions. This is part of Insider's entrepreneur series Star, Rising which highlights early entrepreneurs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Name: Alex MasmejAge: 24Location: San Francisco, California Business: It's an NFT world and we're all just living in it. The NFT market to...
Tags: Art, Small Business, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Paris, Showtime, Crypto, Silicon Valley, Alex, San Francisco California, NFT, Gen Z, Maran Nelson, Art World, Dominic Madori Davis


The 24-year-old cofounder of an NFT art gallery raised $7.6 million in funds on his quest to create the 'Instagram for NFTs'

Alex Masmej Alex Masmej Alex Masmej is the cofounder and CEO of Showtime, an NFT gallery that raised $7.6 million in April. To Insider, he talks about his career beginnings and business ambitions. This is part of Insider's entrepreneur series Star, Rising which highlights early entrepreneurs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Name: Alex MasmejAge: 24Location: San Francisco, California Business: It's an NFT world and we're all just living in it. The NFT market to...
Tags: Art, Small Business, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Paris, Showtime, Crypto, Silicon Valley, Alex, San Francisco California, NFT, Gen Z, Insider Inc, Maran Nelson, Art World


How West Magazine Created a Southern-California Pop-Culture Aesthetic with the Help of Milton Glaser, Gahan Wilson, and Others (1967-1972)

In the late 1960s, a counterculture-minded media professional could surely have imagined more appealing places to work than the Los Angeles Times. Widely derided as the official organ of the Southern California Babbitt, the paper also put out a bland Sunday supplement called West magazine. But West had the potential to evolve into something more vital — or so seemed to think its editor, Jim Bellows. The creator of “the original New York magazine in the early 1960s,” writes Design Observer’s Ste...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Design, California, College, John Lennon, George Harrison, Los Angeles, San Francisco, History, West, Magazines, Marilyn Monroe, Ed Ruscha, Joan Didion, Germaine Greer


friends and family reunion road trip: day eight: long-distance friends meet up in san francisco

Yesterday, after we dropped the pups at daycare, Allan and I took the BART into the city, but got off at separate stops. Allan was meeting a blog-friend (someone we have met before, and went to a game with the last time we were here, in 2010), and then had an appointment at Kayo Books, a mecca for collectors of pulp paperbacks. Allan always hunts down used book stores when we travel, but this was a special find, something he's wanted to do for years. (As usual, I had no idea of this until we pla...
Tags: Travel, Art, New York, California, Iraq, US, San Francisco, Noah, Personal, David, Mission District, Korea, Mission, Montreal, Berkeley, Travels


Alonzo King LINES Ballet Development Associate

Alonzo King LINES Ballet seeks a Development Associate to support all aspects of the Ballet’s growing fundraising operations. Job Title: Development AssociateReports to: Director of DevelopmentConditions: Full-Time, Exempt positionMonday-Friday, nights and weekends as necessaryMedical Insurance, Vacation Alonzo King LINES Ballet seeks a Development Associate to support all aspects of the Ballet’s growing fundraising operations. This is a unique opportunity to join an intern...
Tags: Art, Jobs, San Francisco, Development, Ballet, Committee, Bfa, San Francisco CA, Dominican University, LINES Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Google DriveSchedule all Board


The Largest Wind Instrument In The World

Hint: It’s in San Francisco. (And a musician just made an album with its tourist-pleasing self.) – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, World, 07.25.21


Major Cutbacks At SF-MOMA

The museum will stop publishing its online journal Open Space and its podcast Raw Material, drop its film programming after the fall season, and, at the end of this year, shutter its offsite Artists Gallery at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina District. – San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, San Francisco, Visual, Fort Mason Center, Open Space, SF Moma


‘Writer Directory’ Offers More Than Information

Few books have come my way as generous and wise about writers and writing as this one. The title Writer Directory: A Book of Encounters takes as its model the phonebooks of long ago. But forget that. Remember this: The author, A. Robert Lee, is a British-born, globe-trotting, retired professor now living in Spain, whose heavy academic laurels disguise a common touch so light that reading him feels as charmed as floating on air. EyeCorner Press, 2019 His encounters with more than two ...
Tags: Art, UK, England, New York, Mexico, Berlin, America, San Francisco, Spain, University, Austria, United States, Ronald Reagan, Paris, Jimmy Carter, Oxford


Edwin Deakin

At the age of 18, when his family emigrated from England to the United States, Edwin Deakin was already established as a landscape painter. 17 years later, in 1873, he left his adopted home in San Francisco and traveled back across the Atlantic, painting in England, France and Switzerland and exhibiting in the prestigious Paris Salon. He returned to the U.S to acclaim and attention for both his landscapes and his still life paintings — particularly those of grapes, which have a remarkable sen...
Tags: Art, England, California, San Francisco, Atlantic, United States, Paris, Switzerland, Gallery And Museum Art, England France, Edwin Deakin, LA County Museum of Natural History, Edwin Deakin Amazon


San Francisco Symphony CEO To Leave After Four Years

Mark C. Hanson gave no reason for his decision beyond a statement that “with the San Francisco Symphony now back up and performing …, I have decided that this is the right time to pursue my next professional opportunity within a different environment.” – San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, San Francisco Symphony, Mark C Hanson


Donald Pippin, San Francisco’s Pied Piper Of Opera, Dead At 95

For 40 years, he and his resourceful company, Pocket Opera, used young singers, small instrumental groups, and librettos in English to bring unfamiliar works to thousands of new audience members. His dozens of libretto translations are still in use all over the globe. – San Francisco Classical Voice San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, San Francisco, People, Donald Pippin, Pied Piper Of Opera Dead, Pocket Opera


A Deal With The Artist Near San Francisco Allows The Flintstone Home To Remain

Not sure there’s any way to explain this except to just … well: “In a dispute that pitted property rights against government rules and played out in international media, Florence Fang, a retired publisher, defended her colorful and bulbous house and its elaborate homage to The Flintstones family, featuring sculptures inspired by the 1960s cartoon along with aliens and other oddities.” Fang (mostly) won. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, San Francisco, Visual, FANG, Florence Fang, 06.27.21


William Randolph Hearst Bought A Medieval Spanish Monastery And Shipped It To California

But then the 1175 monastery of Santa María de Óvila wasted away some time in crates on a San Francisco pier. – El Pais (Spain)
Tags: Art, California, San Francisco, Visual, Santa Maria, William Randolph Hearst, 06.24.21


Here’s What It Takes To Move A 60,000-Pound Fresco By Diego Rivera

“After a four-year, multimillion-dollar undertaking involving mechanical engineers, architects, art historians, fresco experts, art handlers and riggers from the United States and Mexico, the 30-ton, 74-foot-wide-by-22-foot mural” — titled Pan-American Unity, painted in 1940 and installed at City College of San Francisco in 1961 — “has been carefully extracted and moved across town to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where it will go on display on June 28.” Carol Pogash reports on how it was...
Tags: Art, Mexico, San Francisco, United States, Visual, Diego Rivera, City College, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Carol Pogash, 06.22.21


‘Midcentury Modern’ Was A Thing In American Classical Music, Too

“Composers from that same time period, say, the ’30s to the ’60s — the likes of Walter Piston, Roy Harris, Elliott Carter, George Perle, Harold Shapero, Roger Sessions, and others neglected for decades by America’s musical institutions — have been experiencing an uptick in interest of late, particularly at summer festivals and in recording projects.” – San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, Music, America, San Francisco, 06.14.21



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